And the latest from the new-and-improved "Yes, be evil" Google...
The world's biggest web advertising company is putting an ad blocker directly into its own popular web browser. Ironic, don't you think? What are the chances that Google will block Google ads?
I'm sure they're hoping that with an ad blocker built into Chrome, people will be less eager to install AdBlockPlus because the built in one is "good enough" and then conveniently it won't block Google's own ads.
I'll keep using AdBlockPlus, thank you very much ... but then again, I've already switched back to Firefox.
In other news [ https://tinyurl.com/evil-vs-evil ] , Oracle has managed to revive its zillion-dollar lawsuit against EvilGoogle, regarding the use of Java in the Android platform. An appeals court has allowed them to reopen the case under the premise that although the Java API's are freely available to application developers, they're not freely available to those building competing platforms.
It sounds a bit outrageous, but the free world no longer cares, since Google (or more precisely, Alphabet) is no longer part of the free world, but is now just one more Evil Tech Titan.
As is usually the case with these things, in the words of Henry Kissinger, "it's a pity they can't both lose."
[ https://chromeunboxed.com/news/chromebook-containers-virtual-machine-crostini-google-io ]
So you'll finally be able to run Linux on ChromeOS, which runs on Linux.
Now you won't have any of that pesky privacy on your Linux anymore! (Well at least we won't have Richard H. Stallman running around screaming at everyone that you have to call it "GNU/ChromeOS")
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I guess it was bound to happen:
[ https://tinyurl.com/google-is-now-evil ]
Google has now removed the famous "Don't Be Evil" motto from its code of conduct.
The phrase has been with them since 2000 or so. In the context of that era, "evil" was what Microsoft was doing at the time, and Google wanted to paint themselves as anything other than the monopolist behemoth Microsoft was then.
Today, with control of large swaths of the Internet (and with it, the eyes and minds of anyone who isn't red-pilled to what they're doing), doing and being evil isn't just acceptable to Google -- it's mandatory.
The people who run Google have probably always had the seeds of evil within them, but they didn't express it *as a company*. Today they absolutely do.